incapacitated

[in-kuh-pas-i-tey-tid]
adjective
unable to act, respond, or the like (often used euphemistically when one is busy or otherwise occupied): He can't come to the phone now—he's incapacitated.

Origin:
1795–1805; incapacitate + -ed2

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incapacitate

[in-kuh-pas-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), incapacitated, incapacitating.
1.
to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable.
2.
Law. to deprive of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways.

Origin:
1650–60; incapacit(y) + -ate1

incapacitation, noun


1. cripple, handicap, sideline.
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incapacitate (ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to deprive of power, strength, or capacity; disable
2.  to deprive of legal capacity or eligibility
 
incapaci'tation
 
n

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Example sentences
They were weakened by hunger, crippled by festering sores, incapacitated by
  malaria and dysentery.
He had been ill and incapacitated for duty for several months past.
Some are temporarily incapacitated with injuries or illness.
One of these could take over in the event one or even two of the other systems
  became incapacitated.
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